TrekSta Evolution GTX Trail Running Shoes - Men's


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There’s something different about Treksta shoes. Maybe it’s the lightweight, well-balanced feel or the fit right out of the box that feels like they were custom made to fit the contours your individual foot. Whatever it is, it’s hard to keep the Men's TrekSta Evolution GTX Trail Running Shoes on the shelf. When you slip them on, it’ll be hard to keep them in your closet – these trail shoes are made to use. The breathable mesh upper flexes easily with no pressure points and the Gore-Tex membrane helps keep your feet dry when you go splashing down the trail on a winter run. The removable insole is made with three different densities of foam for the perfect support and cushion right where you want it and the IceLock/HyperGrip sole has micro-glass filaments built vertically into the rubber for slip-stopping grip. While most other shoes are built on a traditional last that has the vague shape of a foot, Treksta used over 20,000 computer scans of real feet to come up with the perfect last that actually has the shape and detail of a human foot with toes, ankle bones and all. They call it the NestFIT system and it’s part of the reason why these shoes feel so customized. Hiking, walking, or trail running this winter will feel amazing when you’re wearing the TrekSta Men's Evolution GTX Trail Running Shoes. Throw some bright laces on ‘em and they’ll look awesome too.


  • Upper: highly breathable synthetic mesh
  • Gore-Tex® waterproof, breathable membrane
  • Insole: contoured footbed with three different densities supports and cushions each area of the foot
  • NestFIT system cradles the contours of your feet for support and comfort; the upper, footbed, midsole, and outsole work together to follow the design of the foot
  • Midsole: lightweight variable-density EVA midsole for shock-absorbing cushion
  • Slight heel and forefoot "rocker" eases the foot strike and supports the natural progression of the step
  • Outsole: IceLock tread technology uses micro-glass filaments vertically aligned in the rubber compound to create slip-stopping surface tension for durable all-season traction
  • TPU heel counter for protection and torsional support for the ankles
  • IceLock/HyperGrip sole for durable traction on rock, ice, snow, mud, dirt
  • Weight (1/2 pair): 14.2 oz

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Review Summary

4.5 out of 5

14 Reviews

  • great fit: 2
  • light weight: 2
  • a solid shoe: 1
  • amazing fit: 1

  • none: 2
  • arch might be a little high for flat feet: 1
  • big toe area was too long: 1
  • forefoot padding: 1

14 Ratings & Reviews

from East Hanover, NJ

June 10, 2013

Normally it is a good shoe. When I received it, the shoe had defective lacing by manufacturer. I give Altrec an A+ for great customer service in resolving the issues.

Cons: you need to have the right fit
from Boise, ID
55-64 yrs

Treksta Running Shoes
July 11, 2013

Just like the other two pair I have purchased, these are the most comfortable sneaker-weight shoes I own. For my feet (wide toes, narrow heel) nothing fits better right out-of-the box, or keeps it's fit so well. Good support and padding. Soles hold up well. One criticism, the outer shell or body of the shoe will separate from the sole over time. The inner shell remains, and the shoe still fits and even looks pretty good for casual wear when that eventually happens. But once the outer shell starts to separate, the shoe is not up to running or other high-intensity uses. The shoe does have a pretty long life before that happens though. Not a big problem, but that's where the shoe eventually fails.

Pros: comfort, Cons: sole - shell seperation
from East Hanover, NJ
35-44 yrs

June 10, 2013

Normally it is a good shoe. When I received it, the shoe had defective lacing by manufacturer. I give Altrec an A+ for great customer service in resolving the issues.

Pros: a solid shoe, great customer service from altrec team, very positive experience with altrec
from Michigan
45-54 yrs

Great Price and Gore-Tex... what a combo!
November 19, 2011

I was looking for a TNF or Patagonia shoes! Came across this brand, I thought I would give it a try since I got it a great deal and waterproof (Gore-Tex) for running in MI winter. It is high quality product, comfortable and not afraid walk in a puddle or two in the parks or the woods. :) The design shape is strange (more like your feet than a pair of shoes), different than anything I've ever owned. If I have to pick one thing about it... (it isn't really its fault) I have flat feet and the arch support causes my feet feeling a tad tired than my other expensive brands. I didn't want to get 2 pairs without trying first. Once I tried a pair and the price went back up. :( If it drops in prices again, I will get a pair with red accent. What can I say, it got me at the Gore-Tex. :)


July 19, 2011

This shoe forms to my feet well, so i would say ergonomically on spot for my foot and they are very light weight with good traction for trail running. i've experienced my feet getting hot while i run this summer in the heat but it's a four season shoe. very durable light weight running or hiking shoe. Made for the trail any time of year.

from Illinois
45-54 yrs

Most Comfortable Shoe Ever
January 09, 2012

I'm fairly thin & don't have any issues like weak ankles or foot conditions, just what I consider regular feet. It feels like the shoe touches your foot all over except in the toe area. Really nice to go down hills without sliding into the toe of the shoe! One of the lightest, most supportive shoes I've ever put on my feet. I wore them for a few hours at a time until I became used to the increased amount of arch support. If you feel you need something hard & stiff on the bottom of your feet these may not be for you, seem to be somewhere between the "barefoot" shoes & lightweight hikers. I'm saving my AKU boots for cold weather when I need multiple layers of socks & am using these shoes for everything else. The fit of these shoes allows me to wear thinner socks without even a hint of a blister. I have not had them in a lot of water to test the waterproofness of the GoreTex lining yet. The only thing I've had trouble with is choosing the right size. I wear my normal size in the Evolution II but needed a half size larger in the GTX. Once I got the proper size figured out I realized that I had found the most comfortable hiking/trail running shoes I've ever put on. Have begun to trim weight when hiking & figured the best place to start was the chunk of gear I picked up every step! Please don't change a thing Treksta!

Pros: light weight, support, toe room, comfortable, Cons: possible size issues

Killer Shoes
February 29, 2012

Finest shoes I have ever owned. I have a thing for shoes and these are the best shoes I have ever had on my feet. I also purchased the Assault GTX right after the Evolutions made me so happy. I have very normal feet so they fit like a glove. I put some old very cool shoes on after wearing the Evolutions and they feel sloppy and loose in comparison. Even the way they look, looking down at your feet is cool. I am so stoked to have them. Get any one of their models and you will never wear any thing else. I think they run a little big for there size. I went 1 size smaller than my other shoes and it was perfect. I also wear thin socks.

Pros: amazing fit, Cons: none

a solid product
June 07, 2013

They are well made and, although a little stiff, very comfortable. Unlike the dozens and dozens of running shoes I gone through over the years, these seem more long lasting. That's good.

from Plymouth, WI
55-64 yrs

Nestfit is the Best
November 13, 2011

In the past I've had trouble finding walking shoes that fit properly. Have even gone so far as buying one size for my left foot and another for my right. After chatting with a very knowledgeable sales person, he suggested I give these a try for winter walking. The Nestfit System was easily adjustable to fit both feet and I've worn them a number of times without any problems. I did order a half size up to accommodate heavier socks. Love these shoes and how they fit right out of the box. Will definitely order this brand in the future.

Pros: great fit, easily adjustable, no break in period, Cons: arch might be a little high for flat feet
from Idaho
55-64 yrs

Out of the Box
December 20, 2011

Just like they promised, the most comfortable shoe right out of the box I've ever owned. Some size 13's are a little cramped, but not these, just the right amount of wiggle room. I can't wait till they make the high top in a decent color though. (Hint, dark brown.) It felt even better at the store. I may have to stock up before they change the design. DON'T CHANGE THE DESIGN!!

Pros: fit like a glove., Cons: limited color choice.

September 03, 2012

These shoes are comfortable right out of the box. Very light. Treksta's in my opinion are the best out there. I have had two pair and love them. I have hallux limitus, and these shoes are a great fit for my feet.

Pros: light, comfortable right out of the box., Cons: none
from Las Cruces NM
55-64 yrs

very good trail shoe
August 28, 2012

A very good trail shoe with excellent traction and a large toe box. These shoes run larger than Salomon, NB or and most other trail shoes I have tried. I wear an orthotic and there is room. I am a 200 lb 6 ft runner and run 10 12 miles per week on mixed terrain (mostly desert trail, sand rock etc). Lacing system is adequate but laces are a little flimsy. Very good support and cushion on very rough rocks and gravel. The Gortex makes the shoes hotter but not unbearable. The shoe is a bit stiff for pavement as are most tough trail shoes. Overall a very solid shoe with plenty of room. Runs pretty true to size.

Pros: very large toe box, good traction, Cons: laces flimsy, gortex is hot in the desert
from Sierras
55-64 yrs

Excellent fit and quality
May 11, 2013

At first, I didn't want these shoes. They looked slightly funky and no different than every other slightly funky shoe that crowds the market. A shoe salesman kept pushing them back to me and I finally relented and tried them on. I have trouble fitting shoes. My feet are slightly wider than average and I have a tall instep. I walk this line between standard and wide shoes and live with the fact that shoes usually don't fit me right. These shoes felt great when I first put them on. But a day later, the fit was even more amazing. I love these shoes and wear them almost every day. I have thoroughly worn my first pair out. The soles and uppers are still in good shape but the fussy trim pieces on the sides are coming apart. I'm buying 2 new pairs, the first of which I have already received and, of course, fits perfectly like my first pair.

from Valencia, CA
45-54 yrs

Solid performer
February 24, 2013

This is my first pair of Treksta shoes. I purchased them based on a magazine article about their mid-weight backpacking shoe. The fit is flawless. I love the extra room they build into the toe box area, it has kept my toes from getting jammed up while running downhill and braking heavily. I purchased a half size up from my regular street shoes, and this fit seemed to be just right. I like the traction provided by the fiberglass impregnated pads in the sole, and they do seem to provide above average grip on icy ground. This is actually a replacement pair, the first pair had a leak in the front of both left and right shoes where the toe rand meets the fabric upper. They were replaced under warranty without any hassel. I like almost everything about the shoes. The light weight, the overall fit and the build quality (despite the leak in the first sample) are all good. My only slight complaint is that on steep downhill runs on hardpacked ground, the forefoot padding is a bit less than I would like. Otherwise, a solid choice for anyone looking for a great fit in a shoe with excellent traction at a competitive price.

Pros: great fit, excellent traction, light weight, Cons: forefoot padding
from Oregon

Treksta Trail Running Shoes
April 16, 2013

Great shoe design. Love the offset laces and the sole flexibility. I have high arches and this shoe fit really well everywhere except that the big toe area was too long for me and I kept tripping over the end of the shoe. If your big toe is clearly the longest toe, or if you like having more big toe room than most shoes (including Keen), this is a great shoe. Another member of my family is ordering this shoe in a different size based upon seeing these shoes in person.

Pros: great heel fit, goretex, color choices are reasonable, Cons: big toe area was too long

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 7, size 7.5, size 8, size 8.5, size 9, size 9.5, size 10, size 10.5, size 11, size 11.5, size 12, size 12.5 and size 13: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13.

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